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REALtonga


18 reviews
Headquarters: Taufa'ahau Road Tungi Colonnade, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island Tonga 011 676 21-111 Website
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Real Tonga have ruined 3 of our 5 trips to Tonga in the last 6 years. They cancel flights with little notice & give no alternative information on next flights or boat options, It costs a lot to rebook international flights & ruins plans.They're hard to get hold of & wont commit to guarantee flights- we love Tonga but are...

Date of travel: September 2018
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Thank Brian F
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Please make sure you have a couple of days up your sleeve between flying with REALtonga and catching an international flight. You made need it! Sometimes it's the winds that disrupt their schedule and sometimes it's malfunctioning aircraft. This is an 'Island Time' kind of airline.

Date of travel: October 2018
Domestic Economy Nuku'alofa - Vava'u Islands
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Thank Chrys M
Varna, Bulgaria
2 reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Realtonga constantly change their flight schedule! Please check your flight time a day prior the flight

Date of travel: August 2018
Domestic Economy Tongatapu Island - Vava'u Islands
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Thank MartinHristov
del mar, CA
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We spent a week and a half at Vava'u, went out on a whale swimming boat, and sailed between the islands. It was wonderful. We were then going to fly to Ha'apai for more whale swimming. Our flight, on a Saturday, was repeatedly delayed. Information was different and contradictory(including that we were on one flight) each time. Finally we were...

Date of travel: September 2018
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Thank lc92014
Mornington Peninsula
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2018

With the whale season fast approaching, I thought it might be the right time to let others know of my experience flying around the Tongan archipelago with Real Tonga. Tonga is one of my favourite places and I visit regularly. When Real Tonga first started operations there were some teething problems, but these have been well and truly sorted. While...

Date of travel: August 2017
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
129 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We flew RealTonga during our domestic legs within Tonga. Small planes and no service on board - but it's Tonga! So I cannot rate them on those ammenities on TA. Also, there is no other class but standard so don't expect an upgrade. Our initial flight from Tongatapu to Vava'u took off, we couldn't land due to low cloud cover...

Date of travel: February 2017
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Thank JustineHS
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Like the rest of Tonga, the airports and the aircraft of Tonga are decades behind the rest of the world, but that is part of it's charm. The prices are high, I paid $430 AUD return for what is only a 50 minute flight. Obviously there is no in-flight entertainment or anything else of it's kind. The furnishings and fittings...

Date of travel: November 2016
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Thank peterej
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Tonga has a tiny population, and the airport infrastructure is pretty basic. Vava'u "International" airport is very small, with no air conditioning. But the Tongans make up for it by being very friendly and helpful. We were told to arrive an hour before departure, and just sat around for most of that time in the tropical heat. There are no...

Date of travel: October 2017
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Thank Rob D
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 19, 2017

My family and I have recently returned from Tonga after a 2 week holiday in Ha'apai. Unfortunately our experience with Real Tonga was terrible. Having spent one night on Tongatapu, we were scheduled to fly to Ha'apai, we arrived at the domestic airport two hours prior to our scheduled departure time. We were the first passengers to arrive, checked in,...

Date of travel: July 2017
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Level 6 Contributor
390 reviews
112 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2017

If you are flying within Tonga, you don't really have a choice but to fly Realtonga. The prices are high and the features are low but there isn't much choice. Just be warned that when booking connecting flights internationally, Realtonga changes their flight times up to the day of the flight so be careful when booking tight connections. The planes...

Date of travel: August 2017
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